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Hello! I would like to give you the warmest welcome to my blog. My name is Pete and last year, I decided to carry out some home improvements. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to try and carry out the work myself. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a disaster as I do not have many skills. Thankfully, I have a friend who works in the construction and contracting service. He called in some of his friends who were able to come in and fix up the mess I had made. I am really pleased with the results so I thought I would write about it here.


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3 Things You Should Do When Hiring an Excavator for Your Project

by Regina Barnett

Excavators are ideal when you are starting a construction project because they help you dig and level the ground. The machine simplifies the process of digging and removing soil from the site. With a professional operator, a job that could have taken a week manually can be completed in a day or two. However, it might not make a lot of sense to buy your excavator because of one construction project. 

The best option is to hire one to complete your project and hand it back to the company. As you hire the excavator, remember that its condition will determine its efficiency on the job. Here are three things that you should inspect when hiring an excavator for your project.

1. Compare the Excavators Available for Hire

The first thing to do is to compare the excavators that are available for hire. The size and strength of the excavator you choose will determine how efficient it will be in excavating the site. The size of the area that you need to excavate will also determine the excavator you may need to hire. 

If you are not sure about the size of the excavator that will work well for you, talk to the company about the nature of your project. If they have operators, bring them to the site, and they will help you choose the most appropriate for the project. 

2. Assess the Condition of the Excavators

The second step to take is assessing the condition of the excavator before renting it. It would help if you avoided a machine that has mechanical damages because it will slow you down with repairs and downtime. Inspect the body, the wiring and connections, and also the hydraulic systems. You can have an operator check the machine if you are not sure about how it operates. Alternatively, have the contractor accompany you to the leasing company for an assessment of the machinery.

3. Check Whether the Excavator Has the Right Attachments

Attachments will determine how well your excavator serves you. When you hire an excavator with all the right attachments, you can use it for a wide range of functions on the construction site. The forks will dig the ground while the buckets will scoop and transport the soil. 

These are the main important things to do when choosing the perfect excavator for your needs. Contact excavator hire companies to help you complete your project fast and efficiently.